382. God Himself Is With Us

1 God himself is with us:
let us now adore him,
and with awe appear before him.
God is in his temple -
all within keep silence,
prostrate lie with deepest rev'rence.
Him alone God we own,
him, our God and Savior;
praise his name forever.

2 God himself is with us:
hear the harps resounding!
See the crowds the throne surrounding!
"Holy, holy, holy" -
hear the hymn ascending,
angels, saints, their voices blending!
Bow thine ear to us here:
hear, O Christ, the praises
that thy church now raises.

3 O thou fount of blessing,
purify my spirit;
trusting only in thy merit,
like the holy angels
who behold thy glory,
may I ceaselessly adore thee,
and in all, great and small,
seek to do most nearly
what thou lovest dearly.

Text Information
First Line: God himself is with us
Title: God Himself Is With Us
Author: Gerhardt Tersteegen (1729)
Translator: Frederick W. Foster (1789; alt.)
Translator: John Miller (1789; alt.)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 6.6.8.6.6.8.3.3.6.6.
Scripture: Habakkuk 2:20
Topic: The Church: The Opening of Worship; God: Abiding Presence; Reverence
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: WUNDERBARER KÖNIG
Composer: Joachim Neander (1680; alt. 1990)
Meter: 6.6.8.6.6.8.3.3.6.6.
Key: G Major



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